In Jessamyn Hope’s evocative debut novel, ‘Safekeeping,’ people are as beautiful and as vexed as the history with which they struggle
Two new album releases make today a big day for Israeli hip hop
IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, can generate ingenious, original recipes, but does it really understand why humans love food?
The Yankees of armies will regulate its soldiers’ facial fuzz—a hirsute joy—on July 1
The venomous tropes used to talk about the presidential candidate’s wealth sound awfully familiar
Ultra-Orthodox women show promising model for ending employment stagnation
Why Israel’s most prestigious book award just shut out Hebrew writers who live outside the Jewish State
The Good Book praises Blatt, LeBron
From a strange small town in Idaho to a menacing desert island, summer programming is all about anxious, insular communities
Anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses is swelling. It’s time to go on the attack.
To understand David Blatt, think less pick-and-roll and more ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’
There’s no better place to hide from zombies than the labrynthine Old City
The failure to predict election results isn’t about left versus right; it’s about the collapse of our public sphere
When language itself becomes a political battleground, it’s time to stop talking
Or, why all great writers are conservative
Betty Misheiker, who died recently at 96, created hazy, imaginative masterpieces in South Africa and Israel
The new culture of progressive right-think may be even worse for Jews—and liberalism—than Obama’s Iran deal
Some travel tips for Mr. and Mrs. West while they’re in the Holy Land
Divestment movement on campus attempts to link Israel and fossil fuels
The uproars around Indiana’s new law and Scientology’s alleged abuses show how poorly we understand religious freedom
Movements.org is crowdsourcing liberty around the world
The more precarious the political situation, the rowdier the festivities
A comic book controversy reopens an ancient debate on graven images and moral responsibility
Not unless it gets rid of some very bad ideas
Was his comment really worse than American politicians’ electioneering?
It’s not security or the economy or even that speech to Congress. It’s about two competing visions of the Jewish state.
‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority
Bomb-makers of tomorrow gain access to U.S.-funded graduate education
European Jews are soft targets for jihadists who want to kill them. They need guns.
The true rift between Netanyahu and Obama is about policy, not politesse